Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of california's death penalty. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a look. >> reporter: a moral, ethical and economic debate, does the death penalty help protect us? >> reporter: prop 34 would repeal the death penalty. instituting life without parole. retroactive for the 725 right now. a 17% undecided. but a trend just the last two weeks, yes, jumped 4 points to 45%. could prop 34 pass? >> that is unknown at this point but it stands a better chance today than three weeks ago. >> reporter: the cost argument, $100 million a year to keep it. there are strong arguments on both sides. >> what is the right punishment for the evil? it isn't just about the killer. >> it is about public policy. how do we spend, what keeps us safer? >> yes, it is cheaper to lock them up than to execute them. >> we waste a bunch of money either way. >> reporter: our poll found religious differences. catholics favorites it. prodstants oppose it -- pausestants oppose it. the bay area supports repealing the death penalty. southern areas of the state oppose it. don't forget to vote tuesday. health and
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
across california accused caretakers of rape 36 times but records show they failed to order any rape examinations of victim between 2009 and 2010. >> police are joining forces to help stem rising violence. the two police departments launched a new program. the police chief said officers started sharing intelligence along resources and man power. the focus is on two rival gangs that are linked to a dozen shootings. >>> fire investigators say a house fire last weekend may have been arson. the porch caught fire on joan court saturday morning. nobody was hurt but the fire caused $3,000 worth of damage. >> one person was injured today in san jose on north bound highway 101 before 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. a car ended up underneath another car. two other cars were also involved. the roads were wet at the time of the crash but they haven't said if the accident was weather related. >>> theitate is recommended a -- the state is recommending a womb be banned from working in public services. she was told to serve only store bought food. she served mushrooms that were poisoninous. -- poisonous.
Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
california on a more solid fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. >>> the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. >>> californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent and the increase on out of state businesses and new state district lines. voters defeated prop 31, and prop 32. a measure to set insurance prices based on a person's history was defeated. they also rejected a second tax measure to raise money for public education. >>> it hasn't happened in 79 years but tonight democ
Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
oil company who bid during california's first ever cap and trade auction. who did and did not get their hands on the credits. >>> the man accused of gunning down 7 people at osi ow -- at oikos university may serve from a mental illness. ktvu's patty lee has more. >> reporter: the public defender's office conclouds one goh is not compline -- concludes one goh is not mentally competent to stand trial but the family thinks he is faking insanity. >> reporter: he can't speak about his wife without choking up. she was killed at oikos university in april. today he wanted to look at the man charged with the crime. 44 years old one goh. >> shouldn't be a cowered. >> reporter: he fears one goh who confessed to the shooting is faking insanity to get away with it. >> he is playing the system. >> reporter: today one goh's lawyers told us a psychiatrist diginosed him as a paranoid -- diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic. >> i know he has a fixed delusion about the battle between good and evil. >> the defense still needs a second opinion for which one goh asked for an interpreter. >> made
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
school principal faces allegations of violating a california law that requires certain people to report possible child molestation. >> reporter: a elementary school principal went on trial today at this courthouse. he is charged with failing to report a teacher who may have molested a student a year ago. that teacher is a waiting trial. an 8-year-old who took the stand said that she told the principal that chandler had blind folded her and touched her. >> her duty is to report, not investigate. once she has a suspicious she needs to call the police. >> reporter: detectives took the stand today and testified that they acknowledged her notes indicated misconduct. >> she said the notes look bad don't they? and the detective said yes. >> she said i should have called the police. >> reporter: the attorney said that the principal was fooled by a teacher she trusted. >> she didn't have to ask him or prompt him. each of the things that the child had said were covered by the statement that the teacher gave and were explained as part of a lesson and it was clearly designed to cover the cond
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
of california at berkeley students walked out of class and rallied calling on sacramento to make good on their promise. >> reporter: that cold weather may have detoured students from campus off. they said they wanted to make sure they knew their commitment to keeping education affordable for all. >> reporter: university of california at berkeley was the scene of a noisy, but peaceful student walk out and rally. protesters want the university to reduce tuition and halt increases, now that prop 30, a tax increase to fund schools passed. he is a grad student who says despite the win, some tuition for grad programs may still increase. >> most important, you have to show we won't accept it. we have to get on the streets and demonstrate here we are. >> reporter: university officials say prop 30 funds will stave $250 million in cuts that could have come. protesters today say they want to use the momentum from the win for education and to fight further fee hikes. last year during demonstrations against hikes, police and student clashed. the university hopes things will be different this time.